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virginia that, desperate search for survivors at the mine there. rescue workers are drilling holes into the upper big branch mine to try and ventilate the area where the four missing workers may be trapped right now. it could take up to 12 hours to get that air in. norah o'donnell is in montcoal west virginia this morning. what's the latest on the efforts to try to reach survivors if there are any. >> good morning. the good news is that the drilling has begun. they're going to go down some 1100 feet in order to try to reach four miners still missing. the governor of this state tells meet odds are long that they'll be able to find those miners alive. they were searching for them late last night but they called off the efforts because they were concerned about dangerous methane levels. so as you pointed out, they're going to have to drill a hole down 1100 feet to release some of those gases before rescuers can go back in. listen to how governor mansion described to me what they're concerned about. >> methane levels got so high that it was unanimous they decided no bring them out beca
andrews air force base, over on the beltway close to pennsylvania avenue. let me take you to virginia. 395 traffic not found on the 14th street bridge, that crashed on the d.c. side of the bridge is a doozy. there's a lot of equipment on the scene with only one lane getting by. if you take mass-transit, i have no major disruptions. they are on normal service. >> it is 6:00. in our top story, the growing death toll in the wake of the strong storms that tore across the nation's south. authorities say at least 12 people are dead after high wind from a tornado leveled hundreds of palms. the same storm system is responsible for the severe weather here. courtney robinson is in the newsroom with more on that. good morning. >> what we did see was heavy rain and wind. in comparison, it is not much to what the south and midwest experienced since thursday, more than 80 twisters spotted. more than twice the number in all of march. 10 people are dead, including a baby and two children, killed by tornadoes in mississippi. if the twister left roughly to london mile-long track of destruction in the state.
are searching for simon asfeha, may be driving a 1999 silver acura with virginia tags xks-1522. >> eastern high school in d.c. will be back open today after a fire that was quickly contained. the school has been undergoing renovations. students have been attending classes in trailers. there were not impacted by the fire. >> of mechanical problems did not play a role in the weekend plane crash that killed poland owes the president, first lady, and 90 other people. readings from the black boxes indicate there were no technical problems with the plane. russian authorities say the pilot was warned about the weather before the plane crashed on saturday. federal investigators wi andll arrive in west virginia today. people gathered to remember the dead from the worst mine disaster in decades yesterday. high levels of toxic gas have prevented them from recovering all the bodies. another hole will have to be drilled before recovery efforts can continue. >> the virginia governor is urging residents to join a moment of silence. at 3:30 this afternoon and the west virginia governor is calling for a moment
. down in washington leading off tonight, gone with the wind, talking about that proclamation of virginia governor bob mcdonnell of the human rights month. he didn't mention the civil war and now mentions slavery. but only after sending out a dog whis toll the jefferson davis fans out there. why would a governor want to celebrate a war that fought to deny voting rights and rights all together, had 6 million 600,000 americans shooting at each other at point-blank range across open fields. >> and tea partiers have called president obama a socialist, terrorist, and now saying tea parties are like the kkk and says, quote, they've taken over the republican party. he'll be with us tonight. could we be seeing a replay of last summer's hostile town meetings? >> excuse me. excuse me. >> this was a scene from debbie wasserman-schultz's recent town hall and a democrat that got the same treatment. . >> when it rains, it pours, how much money did republican party spend in a vermont winery for, get this, office supplies? that's our sideshow. >>> and a political association long called the party of linc
george corley wallace. what the world needs now more of this talk, virginia's new republican governor bob mcdonnell has declared april to be confederate history month. to read his proclamation you would think the war was a joyous war of independence. great stuff all around. got overwhelmed by too much firepower up north. not a word about slavery being the issue or the election of abraham lincoln causing succession. former governor doug water of virginia says the confederate history month stuff is mind-boggling. we're going to talk about what just happened. >>> and will the real john mccain please stand up? he now says he's never considered himself a maverick. could someone please remind him he boasted about his maverick credentials throughout the entire 2008 campaign? we'll remind him tonight, go to the videotape. we're rounding up the mavericks tonight. >>> also, why is president obama having so much trouble winning over white-working-class americans? and how can he win a mandate in 2012 he can't do the job? we'll get to that one. >>> let me finish tonight with thoughts on p
>>> coming up next on eyewitness news saturday morning, news out of west virginia. the search is over, the rescue operation for four missing miners has come to an end. what rescue workers discovered overnight. >>> end the call, talking on your cell phone while driving will soon cost you. when the ban will go in effect. >>> home opener let down, fans back orioles park, but leave disappointed as the birds let another one slip away. >>> a chilly start to your saturday. meteorologist tim williams is here with an updated look at the first warning weather forecast. eyewitness news saturday morning starts now. >>> good morning,. welcome to eyewitness news saturday, i'm gigi barnett. >>> i'm tim williams. it's a cool start. good morning to. >>> you chilly, cool,. >> all the cs as opposed to the hs, hazy, hot and humid. temperatures on target for where we should be this time of year. we have a few clouds out there. you see a lot of blue. a lot of sunshine. good day to be outside without being too hot. not the really warm temperatures we had earlier in the week. no 90s. we are closer to
of "larry king live." they are hanging to a shred of hope in west virginia as workers continue to vent the deadly gases. a press conference is underway. let's get the latest from cnn's brooke baldwin on the scene. >> reporter: larry, huge announcement as we were just listening to the news conference. it was kevin strickland with msha. it's the first time we heard anyone talk about the next phase of this rescue mission which is when they would send in these 30 guys. he mentioned six teams going in under the mine and try to get to the rescue chamber. this massive, long, pain staking process has taken what seems like an eternity for all these families in west virginia waiting for news. what's taken so long essentially is they've got these five holes they're planning on drilling, one of which, just one has made it all the way down to the mine, that 1100 feet down. they've been testing the air quality. we just heard, msha was saying it's finally improved, so he's saying hopefully soon they will be able to send the rescuers in and hopefully find these missing miners in this rescue chamber. l
's with west virginia metro news. shawna, are you there on the scene? >> i'm in charleston. the cell service is so spotty at the scene itself, we are relaying information out as we can. >> yeah. i understand, it's a remote area. what's the latest? what are you learning there? >> reporter: you covered most of it. we learned within the past hour that 12 miners have been killed in this explosion. what mine officials are saying to us over and over again is that this is very much a rescue operation, not a recovery operation. they believe there are still 10 miners in that mine. and at this point, they believe they may have made their way to one of the two underground mine rescue chambers that are required after the sago mine disaster which was also in west virginia in a different part of the state. but they have signs and are hoping that mine rescue teams within the next several hours can make it to one of these chambers and will find the 10 miners, okay, inside. i know that this unfortunately happened, you covered this probably on several ocages in west virginia. what are the chances of finding t
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in virginia. he has called of course within the last 24 hours for an investigation and a report to be on his desk by next week on the mine safety situation nationally. he wants to know what has been done, where are the violations, and what steps can be taken? also, of course, the senators from west virginia, senator byrd, senator rockefeller similarly calling for an investigation. hearings are already going to be held. we've heard a lot of criticism of the massey energy company. the president is now coming out of the oval office. on airforce one from prague he was first notified of the letter today from justice john paul stevens, the longest serving justice right now on this court. the president. >> i want to say a few words about the tragedy that took place this week in west virginia, but before i do, i'd first like to comment on the news that justice john paul stevens will retire from the supreme court at the end of its current term. when president ford was faced with a supreme court vacancy shortly after the nation was still recovering from the watergate scandal, he wanted a nominee who w
survived. kerry sanders tonight, thank you. >>> president obama was in west virginia today, carrying out one of the toughest duties any president has, serving as comforter in chief for the grieving. in this case, the loved ones of those 29 coal miners lost in a mining disaster just three weeks ago. nbc's mike viqueira reports tonight from beckley, west virginia. >> nothing i or the vice president or the governor, none of the speakers here today, nothing we say can fill the hole they leave in your hearts. or the absence that they leave in your lives. >> reporter: it's been three weeks since the worst mine disaster in 40 years. 29 west virginia miners lost at the upper big branch. today, after the catastrophe and the controversy, a time to mourn. >> these miners lived as they died, in pursuit of the american dream. >> reporter: friends, family, and fellow miners gathered in beckley, the heart of coal country, where they heard president obama pledge the lives lost at the mine would not be in vain. >> our task here on earth is to save lives from being lost in another such tragedy. to do what
this morning. >> today marks the three-year anniversary of the virginia tech shooting which left 32 people and the gunman dead. today they will pay tribute to the victims on campus. classes will be cancelled. two benches will be dedicated to honor survivors and resilience of the community. a candlelight vigil will be held this evening. the police officers, new details in the store you birdsall on abc 7, the police officers caught on tape beating a university of maryland student are getting death threats. prince george's county police have suspended two more officers. two other officers were suspended after the video service on monday. it shows police beating john mckenna with a baton during a celebration last month. that was a celebration of the victory over duke. >> still ahead, our break at the verizon center. the capitals brought a close game into overtime. >> also, could this be another roadblock for representation? one lawmaker has promised to challenge the district's right to vote. >> above-average temperatures today. big changes for the weekend. you are >> happy friday morning. fina
in west virginia. the four remaining miners are found dead. we'll have a live report. mourning the dead in kurdistan, the new government says the state could haviers are looted and they count the cost of violent protests. >>> an american grandmother triggers an incident when she sends a 7-year-old boy back to moscow. >>> thank you for joining cnn. i'm natalie allen. this is "world report." the worst u.s. coal mining accident in a quarter century just became the deadliest in 40 years. at a news conference in west virginia, officials confirmed what had been feared for several days, that four missing miners have been found dead. a massive explosion on monday killed at least 25 miners. search crews made a fourth attempt to reach an area of the coal mine where the men could have taken refuge. but the governor says they never made it. >> none of the shachambers had n deployed and none of our miners suffered. so this journey -- this journey has ended. and now the healing will start. >> funerals for four of the victims were held on friday including a 61-year-old miner who was just five weeks fr
in west virginia. this is governor joe manchin on the tragedy. >> they're loving each other, they're hangi ining together he but it's very difficult for them, so ron wooten is the head of our mine safety and health and his responsibility is the mines of west virginia. we have our friends here, jermaine and -- you've been there for a while, haven't you? so, if there's any questions, there's not a whole lot except they're going to be drilling four holes now i understand versus three, correct? >> yes. three for ventilation and one more monitoring. >> you just can't believe the operation going on right now. i can't even explain to you how you're taking such a huge piece of equipment cutting a road in the side of a mountain, setting it up and start drilling. it's the most unbelievable, and god bless them. they're giving all they have, but it's a slow process. >> governor? can i ask you, i just spoke with an expert who said the mine is known as a gassy mine. was this disaster preventible? >> let me -- from our state and our federal -- people who basically have the responsibility of looking and d
. >>> we start in west virginia where hope is fading but it is still there that rescue crews will be able to get back into the upper big branch mine and find four missing west virginia miners alive. the search teams got the all clear and made a mad bash back inside. yesterday they got within 500 feet but forced to turn back because of dangerous gas levels and fears of possibly another explosion. one of two injured miners who survived has been released by the hospital. the ap reports he's not talking to anyone this morning. give us a sense of how optimistic they are as they get set to go back into the mine and look for the four missing mine re rers. >> reporter: they are still hopeful. keep in mind we're at hour 6 since the fatal blast in naoma, west virginia. these men should have made it by this point to the long wall. section 22, this is this 2,000 foot stretch of wall deep inside this coal mine where the rescue teams believe three of the four missing miners are located and also where they've been honing in on this rescue chamber. as everyone been repeating, if there's any hope of survi
. >>> president obama is calling for a deep investigation into the mine blast in west virginia. he says that the probe must be thorough and people need to be held accountable. the task of bringing bodies out of the mine have started. 29 of the miners died instantly in the methane explosion. >> there was a bomb i can't explain, they bombed the brotherhood. >> the company had been cited in the past for safety issues. >>> a successful saturday session in the general assembly as lawmakers approve a budget. the house of delegates vote to approve a budget voting on a mix of cuts. they're facing $2 billion short fall. and the eastern shore murder of sarah foxwell has pushed for tougher penalties. >>> turning now to sports, another game, another loss for the orioles. try and try as they might, the orioles didn't put up much of a fight at camden yards. he pitched 7 1/3 shutout innings. the o's lose 3-0 in this one. orioles star second baseman roberts didn't play last night because of this slide into second base on friday, he strained a muscle and they're considering placing him on the 15-day
in the low 70's. let's go to lisa baden. >> not much from virginia state police. prince william and stafford county, you cannot see much because of the fog. police are not working anything on 95, 395, or 66. let's look at 270 southbound approaching 109. we had a crash before 109, but that's gone. delays are on 85 getting to 80. there was another crash and that's on the beltway. 50, route 1, rhode island avenue are good alternates instead of the baltimore washington parkway. >> thank you for that. >>> breaking news from temple hillel. two prince george's county sheriff's deputies were involved in an overnight shooting at a nightclub. kathy park is joining us by phone. what can you tell us? >> according to the prince george's county sheriff's department, we understand that a fight broke out in the parking lot right in front of club elite on brinkley road in temple hill. this happened around 1:00 in the morning. the three men were involved in the scuffle. two sheriff's deputies working part-time at the club were trying to break up the fight. one of the suspects tried to flee in his car. ended u
intensifies for four miners after monday's deadly blast at a west virginia coal mine. recrews are making proing res while families for the 25 killed are making final arrangements. west virginia governor joe manchin telling us rescuers have made a breakthrough completing one of the four bore holes in the area where miners are believed to be. that hole is an exhaust port using high-pressure fans to fill the gas-filled mine with clean air. here's the heart wrenching reality. there's been no response from any of the missing miners as rescuers continue to knock on pipes hoping those miners will reply. we've got big-time team coverage. "american morning's" john roberts live in naoma with the part of this. chief medical correspondent, dr. sanjay gupta, as well, medically speaking, could the four remaining miners still be alive? and ed lavandera praying that that answer is yes. john, you actually talked to the ceo of this mine. let's go ahead and listen to his defense as you grilled him on production, profits and mine safety. >> wield disagree in terms of the condition of our mines. a number of
the west virginia mine collapse. >>> and, loose nuke. our cameras are there as a top secret team of americans flies in to saveguard a stash of nuclear material big enough to make a bomb. and then, a historic earthquake strikes. it's a "nightline" investigation. >>> plus, royal rumors. exactly 30 years after his parents' fairy tale wedding, prince william may be ready to take his future queen. why a royal wedding may just be the fix to a down economy in tonight's "sign of the times." >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, martin bashir and cynthia mcfadden in new york city, th is "nightline," april 7th, 2010. >> good evening. we begin again tonight in west virginia coal country, where toxic conditions earlier today disrupted the search for the four unaccounted for miners. but tonight, the danger has begun to subside, and a delicate drilling effort resumed that may soon allow rescue teams back into the mine. for the families of the four, the hope may be fading, but as david muir found out today, it is still alive. >> and just assure as death is, jesu
of virginia avenue and one in aberdeen on route 22 eastbound. and a disabled vehicle on 695 and the outer loop. route 100 to 395. i nine minute ride. route 07 to 32 is nine minutes. megan? >>> 6:01. we're following breaking now out of england where all civilian air travel has been grounded due to drifting ash from that iceland volcano. the cash clouds drifting from the volcano have disturbed the air for air traffic. stay posted and stay on line if you're flying anywhere internationally. >>> today is tax deadline day and you only have 18 hours left to get your taxes postmarked. our state comptroller is trying to answer all your questions. let's good to linda so live this morning on fayette. >> reporter: good morning. it's the calm before the storm. but i can tell you in a few hours they're expecting a mad rush with all the people that have not filed yet. and joining us is state comptroller. you say there are a lot of people that have not filed in. >> no, there's about a million people that filed yesterday and today. so there's a huge delay right at the end here. we're urging everybody don't pan
memorial service in west virginia for the 29 coal miner who's died in the tragic explosion earlier this month. kimberly has the story. >> such a tragic story but a beautiful ceremony. president obama and vice president biden travel to virginia today to mark the country's first mine disaster in 40 years to help the people of the cold river valley begin the healing process. during the ceremony family members of each of the 29 miners placed helmets on crosses at the front of the stage. in his eulogy he reminded the audience the miners died pursuing the american dream and the country of th owe them a de. >> the task to save lives from being lost from another such tragedy. to do what we must do i think individually and collectively to ensure safe conditions under ground. to treat miners like they treat each other like a family. we are all family and we are all americans. >> the president also declared the disaster a failure of the mine's management and also a failure of oversight in a blog so rit elled with loopholes they allow unsafe conditions to continue. investigators say it will be
. we're following up on our top story a deadly mine explosion in west virginia, let's get a life update now, good evening, molly. >> hi, jim. there are six dead, 21 unaccounted for at upper big branch mine in west virginia about 30 miles south of the capitol of charleston. the state mine director says it happened at 3:00 this afternoon. emergency rescue crews that are trained in mine rescues are rush together scene. this is an underground coal mine operated by performance coal company. operations started at upper big branch in 19946789 and last year, producinging 1.2 million tons of coal. the west virginia gazette newspaper says about 200 people work that mine. as far as accident history at upper big branch a miner killed in july, 2003 in an electrical accident and another in 2001 after falling from a roof top. but over all, massy energy which operates mines in west virginia, virginia and kentucky said it had its best year ever last year as far as coming to safety. and again, jim just headline now there are six dead, 21 unaccounted for at the upper big branch mine in west virginia after
, massive intensity does that translate what happened in virginia, massachusetts, new jersey? >> absolutely it does. >> sean: does this intensity hold through november? >> this intensity had better hold through november, yes. [ inaudible ] >> we have an unprecedented opportunity sean to take this country back. you have laid out clearly in your book the way to do that how you can get principled conservative leadership back in washington to change the course of this station and it stars with these folks right here. >> sean: you walked out here tonight and got a massive reception from the crowd here in new orleans. you had a strong defense from newt gingrich. governor palin defended you. some have attacked you. some have gone after you. what is your reaction to that and response? >> i'm trying to do the best i can as national chairman. >> sean: you have three victories under your belt. >> new jersey, massachusetts and virginia. [ cheering ] >> this is the bottom line. i stay focused very much on winning in november. i'm going to work very hard to make sure more republicans, more conservatives
here on msnbc. now to the last chance rescue for four missing miners in west virginia. if the workers made it to a refuge chamber the supplies would be dwindling at this point. right now rescuers in west virginia are in a stand by mode. crews had entered into the mine before dawn but then dangerous gas levels forced an evacuation. nbc news' brian mooar is in naoma, west virginia for more on this. what are the chances of them getting back into the mine before darkness tonight? >> well, ed, they're really hoping to get back in right around 7:00 this evening when we're going to get another briefing but officials were very frank about it. those crews were angry when they were yanked out of that mine. to give you an idea of how close this was they have a sort of threshold of 5% of a buildup of explosive gases before they had to get out. it got to 5.4%. they told the crews to double time it out of there. they really did not want to do that. just like all these families who have been waiting for some measure of closure they really wanted to get in there and they got so close, they got within
. and unfortunately, hope is fading in west virginia with each passing day. rescue crews have not been able to locate the four missing miners underground. rescue efforts have been put on hold after smoke and signs of fire were found in the mine. this is the third time they have had to pull back. there's no sign that the miners are alive. >> we have had to explain to them that we have a situation [unintelligible] and that the situation had to be dealt with. >> it is very emotional for all of the rescuers. >> the debts of the 25 miners had been caused -- could have been caused by a buildup of methane gas. crews are working hard today to clean up after last night's storm in the area. strong winds and heavy rain knocked out power to hundreds of residents. >> after last month under -- last night's thunder, signs of the aftermath remain. around 8:15 p.m. last night, paulus said she just stepped into a tub, hoping for a laxing bath. instead, she got a noisy interruption. >> i heard this boom and my husband said, you need to get out of the tub. a tree just hit the bedroom. >> fortunately, no one was injured,
. >> virginia lawmakers say it could be a long shot in the commonwealth. if this measure goes through, d.c. becomes the ninth in the nation for the highest gas taxes. >>> congress is taking a closer look at metro. there will be a hearing on the metro safety. lawmakers will look at the budget crunch along with efforts to improve safety after a series of accidents over the past year. >>> the d.c. council has no weight to rehire those teachers because of a math mistake. the wanted to get 260 teachers back on the job, but that decision has to come from the mayor's office. $34 million budget surplus coming from errors in the accounting office. >>> an emotional tribute to a student who was killed. more than 2000 people held a vigil last night. tyrone hall has been charged with murdering the student and injuring another student. he is now being held without bond. >>> police have arrested a virginia man who is accused of exposing himself. this happened while he was in a parked car at a church in sterling. a group of juveniles were at the church at the time of the incident. >>> a quick traffic al
reaction from our affiliates in richmond, virginia, and tampa, florida. >> florida's coastline gets an unexpected ally in barack obama. >> this announcement came as a shock especially to environmentalists. the president today announced his support for exploring and drilling for oil much closer to florida beaches. >> so today we're announcing the expansion of offshore oil and gas exploration. but in ways that balance the need to harness domestic energy resources and the need to protect america's natural resources. >> this map shows you where drilling is currently allowed. this sort of beige area there. the red sections represent the new areas the president wants to open up. as you can see, much closer to florida's east coast and west coast. if congress agrees, oil derricks could go up just about 125 miles off the beaches, down from the current limit of 234 miles. an anti-drilling protest had already been scheduled in st. petersburg. it was sheer coincidence that the president made this announcement today. the message from our gulf coast communities is pretty clear. any risk of an oil
of the oldest justice, a new fight looms over a replacement. >>> at the mine disaster in west virginia, as families begin burying the lost, the rescue effort enters a desperate stage. >>> adoption scandal. why would an american parent send a russian boy back home all alone? and what now for other american whose want to adopt? >>> making a difference by giving people exactly what they need. >>> also tonight, guess who may be engaged again? "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. former president gerald ford once said it would be fine with him if his entire presidency was judged only by the man he put on the supreme court. president ford had just one chance to name one justice and he chose john paul stevens of chicago. a recent poll showed only about 1% of americans knew his name, but his rulings as a justice affected every american in this country. today justice john paul stevens, the oldest member of the court, the most senior justice, the leading liberal announced he's leaving the bench. president obama now gets to appoint his second
and virginia drivers? my subaru saved my life. i won't ever forget that. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. >> you are watching abc7's good morning washington. with doug mcelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, and lisa baden with traffic. this is good morning washington, on your side. >> in our top stories, the new video has surfaced from the night at university of maryland student was beaten in college park. the video from the university of maryland offers a clear view of the area where jack mckenna was beaten. right now officials are investigating a two-minute gap in the video. several police officers have been suspended over the incident. a senior administration official says president obama has begun talking with potential supreme court nominees. that nominee would replace retiring justice john paul stevens. if this morning the president will talk about nominees with republicans and democratic leaders in the senate. airplanes are starting to occupy the skies over europe after a massive flight disruption due to the volcanic ash from iceland. officials say
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mexico center cook and west virginia tackle capers. >> the last three days, we got better as a football team and you will get to meet them in the upcoming weekend. we think we have added to the depth of the football team and the quality. >> at the end of the day, even though we didn't have a lot of draft choices, we thought we had got a lot done through free agency and the draft and a couple of trades here and there. >> it's breaktime and when we come back, why the caps coach is so fired up. plus, the nationals and dodgers need extra innings to settle their score. geico sports extra will be right back. r >> the nationals are off to a good start this season. at 9-8 to start the day, the 10th win was within reach. last season, it doesn't come until 28 games into the season and they hosted the dodgers today. bottom of the 8th, the nationals trailing 3-2 and morgan with two outs, delivering the clutch base hit and adam kennedy scored from third and tied the game 3-3 and now we move to the top of the 13th and still tied. martin with two outs and with the base hit to center
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, west virginia. we have live fox team coverage in a few minutes. first, a new nuclear policy for the u.s. for decades, the u.s. has protected itself and its allies leaving open the possibility the u.s. would resort to nuclear weapons if necessary. now president obama says he is changing that, narrowing the circumstances as well as nations that might be threatened by the use of nuclear weapons. white hou correspondent mike emanuel has story from the pentagon. >> reporter: four top officials laid out the president obama plan to shift focus from threat of superpower war to unfriendply regime and terrorist seeking nuclear weapons. >> we are re-calibrating the priorities to prevent nuclear terrorism and proliferation. we're reducing the role and number of weapons maintaining a safe, secure and effective deterrent to protect the nation, allies and partner. >> reporter: the gain more international cooperation from countries such as russia and china, the administration is promising to constrain when the u.s. will use the nuclear fire power. >> the review describes how the united states will re
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is in montcoal, west virginia. she's been covering the story. norah, and good, we have your live shot up. any late information on the fate of the four? >> reporter: only that the news has gotten more grim overnight. a federal safety official saying the situation is dire. some of the rescuers had tried to go after those other four missing miners who are believed to be more than 1,000 feet under. but, of course, the rising methane gas levels made it very, very dangerous for them. so they decided to call off the search. they had hoped that some of those missing four miners had reached these air-tight chambers that are stocked with food and oxygen where they can survive for four hours. they made it to one of those air-tight chambers. nobody was there. they couldn't make it to the second air-tight chamber because, again, those rising methane gas levels just made it very, very dangerous. so they're saying the situation is dire. mika, i couldn't hear everything about the governor was saying. he's not far from where i am. but just to sort of recap, we learned overnight 25 dead. these additional 4 sti
country in raleigh county, west virginia, shook with an all-too-familiar sound. six miners are dead after an explosion at the upper big n trs barely a mark on the environment. and a country facing climate change finds climate solutions. somewhere in america, we've already answered some of the nation's toughest questions. and the over sixty thousand people of siemens are ready to do it again. siemens. answers. mayo's always saying how real it is. we agree. it's real... boring. ♪ are you up for some sandwich-kicking flavor? are you miracle whip? because with national, i roll past the counter... and choose any car in the aisle. choosing your own car? now that's a good call. go national. go like a pro. >>> the breaking news at this hour, at 3:00 p.m. eastern this afternoon, the mine country in raleigh county, west virginia, shook with an all-too-familiar sound. six miners are dead after an explosion at the upper big branch mine. at this point even camera crews have not reached the area and obviously we're relying on visual aids and graphics. the plant's owner, massey energy providing no det
plants going across the country. the miners killed in west virginia earlier this month were remembered today. even the president shared the grief the community. >> reporter: the families of the victims was given a miner's hat and after west virginia's first lady announced the name of their loved one. >> gary wayne quarrels. >> reporter: the governor assisted them in putting the helmet on one of the 29 white crosses that lined the stage. the convention center was packed. relative its, government officials, rescuers and people of this close knit community to honor the memory, courage and pride of the men who died in that april 5th explosion and fire. >> nothing we say can fill the hole they leave in your hearts or the absence they leave in your lives. >> reporter: the president focused on the importance of focusing on the future. >> we have to lean on one another and look out for one another did love one another and pray for one another. >> reporter: the investigation continues to find the cause of that tragedy three weeks ago and to stop it from happening again. abc news. >> now ear
the chesapeake. water temperatures in the upper 40s to 50s. look at charleston, west virginia it 91. few thin clouds this evening. all dry. maryland's radar all clear. expecting that through the weekend. 70s for the evening. sunset not until 7:30. get out and enjoy mighty fine weather. we'll talk at your easter sunday forecast in a few minutes. >>> an easter tradition continued today in fellow's point with people lining up judd site of the popular business to pick up their sausage for sunday. some people waited 45 minutes to get their hands on the famous homemade polish sausage. there it is. >> we come every year. this is a tradition for the polish breakfast that we have every year. >> they have a polish breakfast every year as well. we come and get our sausage and kielbasa and the horseradish and the smell in there is fabulous. >> they are celebrating 91 years in business. >>> a grandmother charged with scamming her friends out of thousands of dollars. how she pulled it off and where police think he got the idea. >>> you spend hours agonizing over your taxes only to realize you cannot pay th
explosion in a west virginia coal mine. officials say levels of gases have dropped enough to resume the seven now but they have acknowledged it is unlikely the four missing men are still alive. nbc's brian mooar joins us from naoma, west virginia, with the latest. how are those rescue efforts going? >> well, savannah, they're proceeding at least today. these rescue workers went in a little after midnight and supposedly been making some progress. we'll get an update in half appear hour, what they found at this point. yesterday was a day of disappointment when they got within 500 feet of place they believe these missing miners might have bunkered down if they were able to survive this blast, that's considered unlikely, and time is running out today, because if they were in that shelter area, oxygen would be running out. meanwhile, nbc news has learned this upper big branch mine has been cited a startling number of times in the last decade. this information hasn't been made public yet but has been provided to lawmakers who are learning this mine was cited 61 times in the past 15 months
of examples of that today. gun rights activists took to the streets in virginia. protestors held what they called a restore the constitution rally. part of the call to action did encourage the people attending the virginia protest to openly carry their guns. tonight we'll also talk to the founder of a group called oath keepers. they were protesting on the mall in d.c. on this issue. these rallies are taking place on patriots day, commemorating the start of the revolutionary war. but of course, april 19 has another more somber significance. 15 years ago today, timothy mcveigh blew up the murrah federal building in oklahoma city, killing 168 people. later in the show, we'll hear from some of the youngest survivors of that, and dig in to the shocking case of a pair of home grown extremists that some are cull calling the new mcveigh. that coming up as well. and then on another front, one big reason i think a lot of people disfr frutrust our gover wall street, the sec charges may have taken place at goldman sachs. we'll talk to one man who said he saw all of this coming. eliot spitzer once
virginia, and washington, d.c., yuma, arizona. pharmacies are restocking medication every day to keep up with the demands, but the best remedy say the doctors, stay inside. >>> up next, the gop figure in the 2012 race. >>> plus, the latest on the west virginia mine tragedy. search teams hoping they will be able to get back underground to search for the missing minors by tonight. we wi aren't absorbed properly unless taken with food. he recommended citracal. it's different -- it's calcium citrate, so it can be absorbed with or without food. citracal. like 100% whole grain, the way triscuit does, you always end up with something delicious. ♪ triscuit. weave some goodness. >>> welcome back to the dylan ratigan show. i am eliot spitzer. >> and i am monica novotny. and the big conference is considered the biggest gop gathering outside the convention. and the speakers include sarah palin, and newt gingrich, and haily barbour, as you see there. listen. >> the republicans have been getting criticized lately with the mistaken concept surrounding republicans right now that they are the party of
to add them into the lawsuit that the ag is presenting. get is this in anyç way similar to the virginia statute or not? virginia has filed separately from florida. they've raised the issues of constitutionality based on the commerce clause. they say it is unconstitutional that virginia can't order people to do this. >> i think it is a lot like the lawsuit going on in virginia. the 19 states we have, we've had criticism that we are spending taxpayer dollars to file in lawsuit. we've got some outside counsel which our share of the cost is onlyç $6,000. like i've told people, to save a billion dollars just in medicaid funding for $6,000 attorney fees i think is a great use of assets. >> greta: i take it you are a republican, is that correct, sir? >> yes, ma'am, that is. >> greta: in filing your amendment, have you had any conversation with the state attorney general or anyone in his office working together in any form and a fax or a tweet back and forth? >> we have not tweeted back and forth. we've discussed the amendment fryç dan and we had them in there this morning to go over how th
be still alive, buried in west virginia. kathryn brown reports for wjz, from whitesville with more on the rescue efforts. >> reporter: crews are making headway, high above a west virginia mine, where four men are still missing. they're drilling holes through a thousand feet of earth and rock. >> we put an exhausting fan on that hole. so we could take area readings that measure the quality of the air that is down in the mine. >> reporter: reese rels cuers -- rescuers can't go back in until the poisonous gas gets back out. they believe that methane contributed to the huge explosion. but this is still a rescue operation, until the other four miners are reskied -- are rescued. >> crews are trying to send a signal to the missing men who may have been able to make it to an airtight chamber with food and water. >> we know they didn't come out. we know that is the next option, that they went to that chamber. >> reporter: crews are trying to comfort those who have lost a loved one. >> barbara aliff helped a man whose family member didn't make it. >> he looked like a marine sergeant. and to
-universal television >>> good evening. we begin with a breaking news story out of west virginia where there has been an accident and apparent explosion in a coal mine. getting coal out of the ground is a daily part of life in that part of the country. it appears disaster has struck the mining industry once again. ron allen has been following this story since the first word of possible loss of life and miners trapped underground. >> reporter: it is difficult to tell exactly what has happened. an explosion in a coal mine can be a difficult and deathly situation. 21 miners are unaccounted for. a mine run by the performance coal company. the explosion happened around 3:30 eastern time. emergency crews and state investigators are racing to the scene to figure out exactly what has happened. families of the miners are also certainly hoping for the best possible news and fearing the worst and gathering for word about the situation. coal mines like this one in west virginia tend to be in close-nit communities where generations of families have worked the mines. it is unknown exactly how many are trapped, how
strikes in west virginia, a mine explosion kills dozens raising questions whether the media ignored warning signs. liberal stormtrooper david schuster gets iced at peacock news for enemy lines and working on a secret project on cnn. is this the final strike? a main conduit of abuse from the white house to the american public, now the white house press corps may be a recommend ne -- remnant of the past. and tiger on course, are the media still taking shots? on the panel this week, writer and fox news contributor judy miller. conservative columnist, anded degree tantero. jim pinkerton, and news day columnist, the legendary ellis henican. i'm jon scott, news watch is on right now. >> together we've stopped that and proven the benefits of cooperation. today is an important milestone for nuclear security and nonproliferation and for u.s.-russian relations. >> jon: president obama signing the biggest arms reduction treaty the white house says in 60 years, with russian president medvedev on thursday. the news from prague was met by mixed reaction from the press. take a look, in the boston
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